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August 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Erie County

Giambra proposes police consolidation study

With Town of Amherst Supervisor Satish Mohan by his side, along with a host of other Erie County town supervisors, County Executive Joel A. Giambra on Thursday reopened the issue of a countywide police department - but this time with a goal in mind. More...

Town Board approves request for merger of IDAs

Amherst Council Member William A. O'Loughlin Jr., former chairman of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, does not agree with the Town Board's decision to request consolidation of the ECIDA with the Amherst Industrial Development Agency. More...

Resident dedicated to community service

Michael Karas of East Amherst believes that community service is something a person does that can never be taken away. It's a way for people to feel good about themselves, as others feel good about the help they are receiving. More...

KING KOLORER-

Five-year-old Adam Sadaro of Amherst colors in a picture of a castle wall during the A Book, A Book - My Kingdom for a Book! program held at the Eggertsville-Snyder Library on Aug. 3. More...

Local News

Community News

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo has been awarded a $3,500 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. More...

Taste of Williamsville

Knab nabs pie honors, awards announced

Amidst the heat wave that settled in the region, food lovers gathered at the 18th annual Taste of Williamsville on Aug. 1 to "savor the flavor." More...

Williamsville high schools to hold new student orientation programs on Aug. 30

The three Williamsville high schools will hold new student orientation programs for incoming freshmen and new students on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the following times: More...

Police Blotter

Fireworks set off in toilet

(Editors note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of unusual, More...

Letters to the Editor

Thankful for new place to go

Several weeks ago the Jewish Community Center discontinued their congregate dining program that had been in place for over 50 years. This left several More...

Reasons for more police fall short

Amherst has an affluent population, low poverty rate, and high quality law-abiding residents. Supervisor Satish Mohan is correct in his contention that the demographics of Amherst don't lend themselves to high crime. More...

Education

Sweet Home Middle School post honor rolls

Sweet Home Middle School announced the following students have achieved honor and merit roll status for the fourth quarter of the 2005-06 school year: More...

Sweet Home High School posts honor roll

Sweet Home High School announced the following students have achieved first and second honor roll status for the fourth quarter of the 2005-06 school year: More...

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute posts honor rolls for fourth quarter

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute announces that the following Amherst students have been named to the honor roll at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute for the fourth quarter of the 2005-06 school year. More...

Sports

Junior World Diving Championships

Matthews hopes to make splash in Malaysia

Wings diver Casey Matthews doesn't know much about Malaysia but she has a week to research. More...

Amherst Lightning Gold wins 16U PONY Nationals

The Amherst Lightning Gold 16U Girls Fastpitch Softball Team won the PONY National Softball Championship last week. More...

Commentar y

Save the insults for someone else

Minutes after walking off the field at St. John Fisher College Friday, dripping with sweat, out More...

Bee There

Aug. 10-17

Thursday, Aug. 10 ANDY WARHOL REMEMBERED: "Uncle Andy's Carousel Horses" through Dec. 29, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. 693-1885, www. carrouselmuseum. org More...

Entertainment

There's still time to make a splash at Darien Lake

Six Flags Darien Lake has come a long way since opening in 1977 as Darien Lake Fun Country. More...

Artpark bares it all for 'The Full Monty'

It's easy to shed some clothes during this summer's sweltering heat. Nobody will know better than the cast of "The Full Monty," on stage from Aug. 10-20 at Artpark. More...

Come one, come all to America's Fair

"The Magic Continues" beginning this Wednesday, Aug. 9, at America's Fair. More...

Exclusive to the Web

Mesi to fight in Arkansas

For the first time in more than two years, Town of Tonawanda heavyweight Baby Joe Mesi will fight in his home country when he steps back in the ring Saturday in Arkansas. More...

Meetings must now end by 11:30 p.m.

"This proves we really can work together," said Deputy Supervisor Deborah Bruch Bucki, referring to the passage of her resolution calling for order to be restored at Town Board meetings. More...

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Massey guilty of murder in the second degree

More than one year later, the verdict is in. Terrol Massey, 17, of Amherst has been found guilty of murder in the second degree in the death of Amherst resident Antoinette Larkin. More...

STAYING HEALTHY

Maria Suplicki takes a sample of Amherst resident Grachik Kyarunts's blood to be tested for PSA, cholesterol and glucose during the health fair, sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Hayes, R-Amherst, held at the Amherst Senior Center on Saturday. More...

First UB Physics & Arts Summer Institute deemed a success

It hasn't been a summer of sleeping late and watching TV for seven Western New York students. Instead, they spent four weeks, six hours a day, studying physics at the University at Buffalo. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Efficiency resolution needs additions

After an hour, the Amherst Town Board on Monday had a resolution calling for More...

Spindle items

+ VACATION PARADISE - I'm back. My family and I drove to the Outer Banks, N.C., this past week for some much-needed rest and relaxation. My mom, dad, sister, brother, nephew, grandmother, grandfather, aunt and I crammed into More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 11, 1881 If your horse is sick, go to John Wilson, who treats all diseases of horses scientifically and at reasonable prices. He will be at the Eagle Hotel in Williamsville every Wednesday of each week. More...

Bee Heard

(Editor's note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Obituaries

Ellen J. Calnan, retired special education teacher

Ellen J. Calnan, 68, of Williamsville, a retired special education More...

John Harrison Loomis, retired from Worthington Pump

John Harrison Loomis, formerly of Williamsville, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at his home in Miramar, Fla. More...

Dea ths

PLAGUE, Muriel A. of Amherst, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006; daughter of the late John R. and Frances R. Plague. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Aug. 7 from St. Leo the Great Church. Arrangements were made by Harry A. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Gluten-free crockpot cooking class offered A gluten-free crockpot cooking lesson will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road. More...

Lifestyles

'Head of the Class'

Graduates gather for 50th reunion

It's been 50 years since the Academy Street School graduating class of 1956 walked across the stage, receiving their high school diplomas. More...

Lisa Schneider weds Robert Measer

Lisa Marie Schneider married Robert John Measer in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, August 5, 2006 at St. Gregory the Great Church in Williamsville. The Rev. Michael Putich, O.F.M. officiated. More...

Couple, parents share o ff i c i a n t

Lynn Marie Szczesny married Daniel William Grant on Saturday, July 29, 2006 at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Cheektowaga. The Rev. Roy Herberger, celebrant for the bride's parents' wedding, officiated. More...

Business

Empire Vision gives customers a clearer picture of service

Since 1977, they have been serving areas of New York State, providing a service that helps their customers see clearly. More...

M e et i n g s

Housing Tour showcases downtown

Organizers of Old Home Week will attempt to showcase the boom in downtown housing from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. More...

People in the News

GUEST SPEAKER - Paul R. Comeau of Williamsville and a partner at Hodgson Russ LLP was a featured speaker at the "Tax Executives Roundtable" conference, held recently in Chicago. More...